Thanks Santa! – Remembering those Vintage Toys: My Top 25 Favorite Toys from my Youth

Merry Christmas!

Hello all!  Hope the holiday season is treating you well.  Don’t let shopping stress you out. Well, I guess it will no matter what I say.  It’s just the way of things.

Are you shopping for any children? If you are a parent of young’uns, chances are you will be combing the toy aisles.  Do you like what you see?  By that I mean, are the toys better or worse than when you were a kid?  I guess the easiest answer is: some are better, some are not.   Some modern toys have cool technology that wasn’t available in the 1970s (My personal decade for toy love and appreciation). However, many classic toys have a durability that just isn’t designed into today’s children’s play items.  Either way, I’m guessing we are all biased toward the toys we knew; the ones we played with, the ones that spawned our imagination and helped us learn.  Every generation has their own unique memories of such toys.

Before I go any further, I do realize that not everyone had the privilege of enjoying toys when they were children. Due to economic circumstances, some people that are very close to me went through their childhood without having toys.  So if you have children and can afford to buy them such luxuries, consider yourself blessed.  Please consider donating to Toys for Tots.

I was very lucky to have  toys growing up and I am grateful for the memories they have given me.  I will share these memories with you as I list out my Top 25 favorite vintage toys in posts to come.

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